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SEP-25-2003 THU 01:54 PM SENNIGER POWERS FAX NO. 3142314342 P. 



KCC 4767 (K-C 17,080) 
PATENT 



REMARKS : 

This letter is responsive to the Office action dated August 
28, 2003. Claims 1-15 are hereby withdrawn from consideration. 

I , Restriction Recruirement 

The Office action requires restriction to one of the 
following: 

Group I - Claims 1-15, drawn to A Disposable Absorbent . 
Article; and 

Group II - Claims 16-29, drawn to A Method for Securing. 

In response to the restriction requirement, applicants 
hereby elect Group II, corresponding to claims 16-29, without 
traverse, for continued prosecution on the merits. Claims 1-15 
have been withdrawn from consideration. Applicants reserve the 
right to file a divisional application directed to the subject 
matter of the non-elected claims. 

II , Election of Species 

The Office action further requires an election from among 
the following species; 

1) stretching, engaging and contracting loop material; 

2) engaging and activating by heat loop material; and 

3) engaging and contracting or retracting temporary 
inhibited loop material - 

tn response to the election of species requirement, 
applicants hereby elect species 1) above "stretching, engaging 
and contracting loop material," for further prosecution. 

Within the elected Group II claims, claims 16-20 and 24-27 
read on the elected species. 



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SEP-25-2003 THU 01:54 PH SENNIGER POWERS 



FAX NO. 3142314342 



P. 



KCC 4767 (K-C 17,080) 
PATENT 



Respectfully submitted. 



Richard L. Bridge, Reg. No. 40,529 
SENNIGER, POWERS, LEAVITT & ROEDBL 
One Metropolitan Square, 16th Floor 
St. Louis, Missouri 63102 
(314) 231-5400 



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